IRS Examination of Churches
Learn about a recent ruling on who has the authority to approve an IRS examination of a church under section 7611.
Taxability of Transportation and Parking Fringe Benefits
Under the new tax law, organizations that provide qualified transportation and parking fridge benefits to employees must now include the value in UBIT and report it on Form 990-T.
IRS Issues Guidance on Failure to Meet Required Minimum Distribution Standards for 403(b) Plans
The IRS has directed employee plan examiners to not challenge 403(b) plans for failing to satisfy the required minimum distribution standards if the plan cannot locate the participant and has taken certain steps.
Important Cybersecurity Questions for Your CPA Firm
There is no shortage of warnings from the IRS and others about prevalent fraud schemes, phishing attempts, and other cybersecurity issues.
Cybersecurity Team Demonstrates Hacking Risk on NBC Nightly News
How easy is it for hackers to gain access to your network? The team from Traina & Associates, a CapinCrouse company, demonstrated in this NBC Nightly News segment.
Are Identify Theft Protection Services Worthwhile?
With all the recent cyber breaches exposing personal information, many people are wondering whether they should subscribe to an identity theft protection service. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Section 529 Accounts Are Now Available for Private School Tuition – Part Two
Because 529 accounts are defined in the Internal Revenue Code, it is not automatic or required that the states recognize changes made at the federal level.
Section 529 Accounts Are Now Available for Private School Tuition – Part One
Under the new tax law, amounts in a Section 529 College Savings Account may be used to pay up to $10,000 of the cost of primary and secondary private school tuition and related fees, books, supplies, and equipment.
The Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Explained
Details have surfaced about two serious vulnerabilities affecting chips used in almost all computers and phones. Here's what to be aware of.
General Form 1099-MISC Preparation Guidelines
We often receive questions about preparing IRS Form 1099-MISC. These general guidelines explain who should (and should not) receive a Form 1099-MISC and provide additional considerations.